Posted on Aug 15, 2022
The 2nd Annual Tees for Trees tournament raised $2,000 for planting trees in Utica.
By Jerry Kraus
It was a beautiful day on Sunday (August 14, 2022) at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Whitesboro as Rotary Club of Utica hosted a golf outing to help raise funds for the Urban Tree Project. 
The 2nd annual Tees for Trees tournament featured lunch, a golf scramble, dinner and door prizes. Trophies were awarded to the winning foursome, Team Turnbull, (featuring Past president Stephen Turnbull), who shot a red-hot 61, which was 10-under par.
A total of 16 teams (including Rotary golfers Jerry Kraus, Darby O'Brien and Mary Lou Reape) helped the club raise over $2,000 to help with the planting of 29 trees in the city of Utica this fall.
Also helping at the golf outing were Rotary Club President Tina Pavlot and club members Michelle Brandstadt, Linda Iannone, Travis Rabbers and David Jones.
Team Turnbull
1st Place:  Team Turnbull: (L-R) Bill Matteson,
Stephen Turnbull, Dave Smith and Ryan Perry
Team Kane
2nd place- Team Kane:  (L-R) Dan Kane, Kevin Taylor
and Dennis Sheridan, with Joe Baris sitting.